• Sponsors

    Great Lakes THAT Camp is grateful to the following for generous support

    Archives of Michigan

    The Archives of Michigan is responsible for preserving state and local government records and private collections dealing with Michigan’s history.

    The records preserved by the Archives of Michigan are one-of-a-kind and extremely important. The records receive impeccable care. They are placed in a secure, fire-resistant area and stored in shelves, drawers or filing cabinets designed for record preservation and efficient use of space. Humidity and temperature levels are also carefully controlled to ensure longevity of the records.

    Recently, with the launch of Seeking Michigan (http://seekingmichigan.org/) the Archives has turned its attention to online content, the growth of social media, and how technology and original records can be utilized towards education curriculum.

    Cultural Heritage Informatics Initiative

    Hosted by the Department of Anthropology in partnership MATRIX: The Center for the Humane Arts, Letters, and Social Sciences Online, the Cultural Heritage Informatics Initiative (http://chi.matrix.msu.edu)is a platform for interdisciplinary scholarly collaboration and communication in the domain of Cultural Heritage Informatics at Michigan State University. In addition, the initiative strives to equip students (both graduate and undergraduate) in the many cultural heritage focused disciplines at MSU (Anthropology, History, Art History, Classics, Museum Studies, Historical & Cultural Geography, etc.) with the practical and analytical skills necessary creatively to apply information, communication, and computing technologies to cultural heritage materials, influence the current state of cultural heritage informatics, and become thought leaders for the future of cultural heritage informatics.

    MATRIX: The Center for the Humane Arts, Letters, and Social Sciences Online

    MATRIX (http://matrix.msu.edu) is devoted to the application of new technologies for teaching, research, and outreach. As one of the premier humanities computing centers in the United States, MATRIX creates and maintains online resources, provides training in computing and new teaching technologies, and creates forums for the exchange of ideas and expertise in the field.


    MPublishing (http://www.lib.umich.edu/mpublishing)is the primary academic publishing division of the University of Michigan.  It creates, promotes, distributes and preserves scholarly, educational and regional materials in digital and print formats. By bringing together the talents and resources of the University of Michigan Press, the Scholarly Publishing Office, Deep Blue (the University’s institutional repository service), the Copyright Office, and the Text Creation Partnership, MPublishing builds upon the traditional publishing strengths of the University of Michigan while creating and shaping sustainable publishing models for the future.

    MSU Archives & Historic Collections

    University Archives & Historical Collections (http://archives.msu.edu/) cares for more than 150 years of Michigan State University’s history. Their mission is to collect the official records of the institution and preserve the legacy of the nation’s pioneer land-grant university.

    MSU College of Arts & Letters

    Faculty and students in the College of Arts and Letters (http://www.cal.msu.edu/) explore human expression, experience, and values through a wide variety of subjects including the creative and performing arts, languages and literature, art history, philosophy, and religious studies, as well as the interdisciplinary fields of American studies, ancient studies, humanities, humanities-prelaw, and women’s studies.

    As a core college within a major research university, the College of Arts and Letters enjoys access to vast intellectual and academic resources. The humanities and arts programs of the College of Arts and Letters foster oral and written communication skills, imagination, reasoning ability, flexibility, cross-cultural awareness, and civic responsibility. Students learn to think independently and engage in active inquiry; they learn to ask questions and to pursue new ways of integrating multiple kinds of knowledge. In the process, they gain self-knowledge and strengthen their understanding of their role as citizens of a global community. They become creative problem-solvers, prepared to tackle the challenges of the twenty-first century.

    MSU Department of Anthropology

    Faculty in the Department of Anthropology (http://anthropology.msu.edu/)represent all four traditional subfields of the discipline (sociocultural anthropology, linguistic anthropology, biological/physical anthropology, and archaeology). The department has particular geographic expertise in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and North America. Across these geographic areas, the department has programmatic emphases in the study of culture, resources, and power; medical anthropology; forensic anthropology and skeletal biology; and archaeology. The Department is also known for its emphasis on Great Lakes anthropology and archaeology.

    MSU Department of History

    The Department of History at Michigan State University (http://history.msu.edu/) is a large, vibrant intellectual community. The faculty members, graduate and undergraduate students, staff, alumni and friends of the Department of History are actively engaged in an enormous range of activities involving research, publishing, teaching, learning, and public outreach.

    MSU Masters in Educational Technology (MAET) Program

    The Master of Arts in Educational Technology (http://edutech.msu.edu/masters.html) prepares teachers, administrators, and other educational professionals for the thoughtful use of technologies to support teaching and learning in a range of educational environments. The program draws on current theories of learning and development to understand the role of technology in learning and instruction

    MSU Residential College of Arts and Humanities

    The Residential College in the Arts and Humanities (RCAH) at Michigan State University (http://rcah.msu.edu/) is a unique undergraduate degree program for students interested in literature, history, ethics, the visual and performing arts, and the study of languages and cultures. RCAH students chart their own paths within a flexible program that encourages individual expression, exploration, and achievement. They meet and learn from some of the world’s leading writers, artists, and performers. They live and learn together in Snyder-Phillips Hall, a historic building at the heart of the MSU campus. And they dance, sing, play music, act, create art, and write in their own classrooms, theatre, art studio, gallery, media center, and music practice rooms.

    TechSmith Corporation

    TechSmith Corporation is a global software development company headquartered in Okemos, Michigan. Founded in 1987, TechSmith provides practical business and academic software tools and services that enable users to capture, record and enhance digital content from their computer screens so they can share information and knowledge in compelling multimedia formats, and allow others to observe, analyze and learn from their experiences. TechSmith products, including Snagit, Camtasia Studio, Jing, Camtasia for Mac, Camtasia Relay, Morae and Screencast.com are used by 99 percent of the Fortune 500. Visit www.TechSmith.com for more information.

    University of Notre Dame Center for Research Computing

    University of Notre Dame’s Center for Research Research Computing (CRC, http://crc.nd.edu) engages in computational science, fosters multidisciplinary research and provides advanced computational tools and services. The CRC works to facilitate discoveries across science, engineering, arts, humanities, social sciences, business and other disciplines.

    Writing in Digital Environments (WIDE) Research Center

    The WIDE Research Center (http://wide.msu.edu) investigates how digital technologies — such as the networked personal computer, the Internet and World Wide Web, and computer-based classrooms and workplaces — change the processes, products, and contexts for writing, particularly in organizational and collaborative composing contexts.